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We Need Volunteers!
Join our team of volunteers, and experience the joy of making a difference in the life of a child who needs you!

Ways To Volunteer:

1.     Distribution Center

    • The main way to volunteer is at our Distribution Center. This is where we sort, store, pack and distribute all donations for the children we are serving. We provide each child with 2 weeks’ worth of clothing, shoes, and toiletries as well as school supplies, stuffed animals, and books
      • When: Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm & select Saturdays from 10am-1pm
      • Where: 1850 Truxtun Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (located on the old navy base)
      • Requirements: Volunteers must be 12 years or older and if between the ages of 12-14 must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone

2.   Children’s Events

    • We have several events a year where we have an AMAZING time with children we are serving in foster care and  group homes.

 Beach Day:

      • WhenAugust 18, 2018
      • Where: Folly Beach
      • What: Foster families and group homes will come to our reserved beach house and our volunteers will help set up and break down the event as well as hang out with kids, take them swimming, play games, build sandcastles, and lend a hand wherever needed.

Make A Child Happy Day:

      • WhenNovember 3, 2018
      • Where: Lowcountry Orphan Relief
      • What: Foster families and group homes will come and enjoy a fall festival with hay rides, horse rides, games, arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, a DJ, and more! Volunteers will help set up, run, and break down the event as well as buddy up with the kids this day!
    • Requirements: Volunteers need to be 18 years of age order and must have a SLED  background check cleared before participating in any of LOR’s children’s events.Complete your SLED form here and email it to Christina@lorkids.org. The cost to process the background check is $8 and is good for one full year. Please mail your payment (cash or check made out to Lowcountry Orphan Relief) to: Christina Lope, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, P.O. Box 70185, North Charleston, SC, 29415.

3.     Neighborhood Captains

    • Become a Neighborhood Captain in your community! A NC is the voice of LOR in our local neighborhoods. They help spread the word of our mission and are also a drop-off location for their neighbors. We ask that the NC be willing to collect any donations from their neighbors and bring it to our distribution center in North Charleston.
    • Check out a current list of our Neighborhood Captains here.

4.   Fundraising/Donation Drives 

    • Great for all ages! Get creative and conduct your own fundraising/donation drive to benefit LOR! You can raise funds or collect high need items for a certain period of time, then drop them off right at our distribution center. We will give you a tour and show you firsthand the importance of what we do here as well as how each donation we collect goes directly to a child in need!
    • Check out the ways you and/or your group can help support LOR with our NEW Giving Guide For Groups

5.     Annual Gala

    • LOR hosts a very upscale gala annually; our largest fundraising event of the year! There will be several raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction at this event along with dinner, cocktails, and a live band! Volunteers are needed to help make the event run smoothly and make our guests feel welcomed!
      • WhenSeptember 7, 2018
      • Where: Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
      • Requirements: Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

6.     Foster The Future & Camp Foster The Future

Foster The Future: A program designed to teach youth who have had absent parental encouragement life skills in areas such as: Career Development, Relationship Skills, Money Management, Healthy Living, Personal Development, College Preparation, Teambuilding, Artistic Expression and Physical Activity. Volunteers are asked to use their time and talents to assist these youth in becoming productive and independent adults.

      • WhereFlorence Crittenton (19 St Margaret St, Charleston, SC 29403)
      • When1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Camp Foster The Future: A FREE, 3-week summer camp for youth in foster care ages 9-19, designed to provide enriching activities and engage youth in the community! Each day campers will experience hands-on volunteering, attend interactive life and academic skills classes, learn about career options, participate in team building activities and take part in educational field trips.

      • WhereTrident Technical College
      • When: Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm
        • Week 1 will run from June 11-15 for ages 9-11
        • Week 2 will run from June 18-22 for youth ages 12-14
        • Week 3 will run from June 25-29 for ages 15-19.

Requirements: Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older and must have a SLED background check cleared before participating in either program.

Please contact Stephanie by email stephanie@lorkids.org or phone (843)-747-4099 ext:104 if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about these two programs.

Please email our Children’s Events & Volunteer Coordinator, Christina Lope at Christina@lorkids.org to get connected in any of these areas!

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